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deconstruct

to seek to expose deep-seated contradictions in a work by delving below its surface meaning

paradigmatic

of or relating to a pattern or model

misogynist

woman-hating

agrarian

relating to agricultural or rural matters

apocalyptic

of or pertaining to a prophetic disclosure or revelation; of the end of an age

Dead Sea Scrolls

a number of parchment scrolls dating from 100 bce to about 70 ce containing Hebrew and Aramaic scriptural texts

eschatology

the branch of theology concerned with last things, such as death, judgment, heaven and hell

exegesis

a critical explanation or analysis; especially, interpretation of the Scriptures

hermeneutics

the science and methodology of interpretation, especially of Scriptural text

heuristic

helping to discover or learn

Logos

a/ cosmic reason; b/ the self-revealing thought and will of God

redactor

an editor

Septuagint

a Greek translation of the Old Testament made in the 3rd century bce

theodicy

a vindication of divine justice in the face of the existence of evil

pericope

a selection from a book, an extract; specifically, a selection from the Gospels or Epistles adapted to the Sundays and festivals of the year, embracing especially the chief points in the history of redemption

pleonasm

the use of more words than are necessary to express an idea; redundancy

ecclesiastical

of or pertaining to a church

rhetoric

the art of oratory, especially the persuasive use of language to influence the thoughts and actions of listeners

dialogical

of or pertaining to the interaction of different voices or points of view

intertextuality

of or pertaining to the relationship of one text to another, in one or more ways

semiotics

the idea that the structure of language gives meaning to all human communication

semantics

the study of meaning in language

strophe

a rhythmic system constituting a section of a poem, typically consisting of a series of asymmetric lines

atomistic

tending to divide into subclasses, groups or units

antipode

the direct opposite of something else

chiasm

a rhetorical inversion of the second of two parallel structures; ex. He went to the theater/ but home went she.

binary

composed of two different parts

ternary

composed of three different parts

metonymy

a figure of speech in which an idea is evoked or named by means of a term designating some associated notion; ex. The words sword and sex are metonymical designations for military career and women in the statement, "He abandoned the sword and the sex together"

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